Know Your Zone town hall meeting dates announced

Horry County's emergency management office will hold a series of town hall meetings to spread the word about changes in evacuation zones for the 2012 Hurricane Season.

The changes this year include three new hurricane evacuation zones, which will incorporate more land mass and will require additional people living in those areas to leave during certain hurricanes based on surge inundation instead of category of storm.

It will be important for every resident to know if they live in a new hurricane evacuation zone and what to do when asked to leave. You can see the new information here or you can call Horry County Emergency Management at (843) 915-5150.

To Know Your Zone and to learn more about hurricane planning, Horry County Emergency Management asks that you attend one of the town hall meetings listed below.

June 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Horry County North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Highway 57 South

June 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Myrtle Beach Convention Center (sponsored by the Coastal Alliance-for information contact Mark Kruea at 843-918-1012), Rooms 206-208, 2101 North Oak Street

June 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Horry County South Strand Recreation, 9650 Scipio Lane

July 5 at 6:00 p.m.

Horry County James R. Frazier Community Center, 1370 Bucksport Road

July 10, 2012 at 6 p.m.

Horry Telephone Cooperative Towne Centre, Community Room, 3990 River Oaks Drive (intersection of Carolina Forest Blvd. & River Oaks Dr.)

July 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Horry County South Strand Recreation (co-hosted by the Greater Burgess Association),

9650 Scipio Lane

For all your hurricane season information, you can visit the WPDE NewsChannel 15 Hurricane Center page. ã??